6.3 Devices for automatic control
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
1990s Plastic Product Commercial - Dacron textiles by Visa
Visa America's freedom fabric.
Dacron is a fiber made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PET can take up to several thousand years to degrade.
Space Week: Space Station and Beyond, Part 1
For the privileged few, the view from the International Space Station is ever-changing and always amazing.
Anarchy means no rulers - according to this commentary. How would societies be organized under anarchy - people would live in small communities - small councils would decided what needs to be done in the community. (Annoying background noise - but the content may be helpful to understanding the topic) (Amateur video)
The Great American West
Director Reed Smoot's account of frontier settlement. This account is based on excerpts from diaries and letters. This snippet covers a broad and vast portion of American history.
The Donner Party
This four minute video gives an explanation of the decision making that results in the infamous Donner Party episode of the Western movement. This could be a little to coarse for some students as the five months of isolation is explained. Teacher preview is a must.
Classic Sesame Street - Construction Workers Alphabet
Animated construction workers listen and sing the letters of the alphabet.
Behavior and Appearance
Like a digital video puppet, the facial expressions of one person can be cloned in real time and mapped onto the digital face of another person. Barry-John Theobald, computer scientist at the University of East Anglia, explains the technique and Steven Boker, of the University of Virginia, explains what facial cloning can reveal about human nature.
Helen Keller, Part III
This is from the Discovery Channel/Education series and this video is an animated biography of Helen Keller aimed at elementary school children.
Technology and Revolution in Roman
This hour long video is a university lecture about Roman architecture
resulting from the widespread adoption of concrete in the late second
and first centuries B.C. This sophisticated lecture has many interesting insights that students can understand about how to look at Roman architecture. The video is too long for most students, but just the first ten minutes are worthwhile.
Japanese History of Edo period to Meiji Restoration(5/6)
Japan of Edo period (Bakumatsu). After this age, Meiji Restoration occur in japan. It is expressed by movie The Last Samurai
Silent E Song - Who can Turn a can into a Cane?
Here is a catchy tune about silent e, sung by Tom Lehrer. "Who can turn a can into a cane? Who can turn a pan into a pane? It's not too hard to see, it's silent e." Animation, with a Silent E character, wielding a wand, turning cans turning into canes, etc. Stylized graphic, animated slide show. (1:28)
This is an amusing, amateur production that uses a bobble-head to 'sing' a song about the definition of quadrilaterals.
Geography Tutor - Types of Maps and Map Projections
Professionaly Created Video- Discover this fascinating series which targets the specific and critical areas of geographic knowledge defined by educators as profoundly lacking in today's students... (3:13)
Learn Latin - Animals
In this presentation, you will learn the latin words for a variety of animals. You will see pictures of the animals while the words are shown on the screen in both english and latin. The words are being pronounced clearly in Latin while you view the words and pictures
On Point: Maya Angelou Indepth Interview (4 of 5)
Armstrong Williams continues his interview with Dr. Maya Angelou. She knew she must teach her son. Books became important. "Books represent the gathered information of human beings all over the world since we've been able to write." Armstrong Williams reveals his knowledge of Dr. Angelou's kind acts to people in need. "I am trying to be a Christian.... a representative of my God." Armstrong asks how she has overcome the "-ism of race." First of all, if you don't transcend it,
Easy Cartoon Drawing : How to Draw Men's Clothes
This expert, Matt Moskal, keeps it simple by drawing basic shapes to create clothing. This video starts off with a man in a shirt and goes on to add details and texture to the clothing. English captions. (2:01)
How to Simplify Fractions - Basic Math Tutor
In this section, we will learn about fractions, what they are, what they represent and how to use simplified fractions. NOTE: This is a clip from a much larger (seven hours) tutorial. Instructor uses a whiteboard. (29:02)
Kermit Shows The Letter B to Cookie Monster
In this Sesame Street clip, Kermit the Frog describes the letter B. . Cookie Monster comes along and begins eating the B, changing it into R, P, F, l, and then finally eating it up. (1:24)
The Knights Templar
This 2:32 minute long video explains how new documents show that the Knights' trial and the disbanding of the group was not done under orders of the Catholic Church. This absolution document also states that the death of the Templar leader was an illegal act by the King of France. The value of this video is in its revelations for older students.